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Blair, Jolene 2004 Evaluation


Eighth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Jolene Carman Blair 

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Eighth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Jolene Carman Blair BE RETAINED. The vote of the Commission was 10-0.

Judge Blair's term as a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District began August 1, 2001. Preceding her appointment, Judge Blair was a Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Eighth Judicial District. She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Dakota. During the period of review for this term, Judge Blair's docket primarily consisted of domestic relations and criminal cases.

The Commission reviewed the 2004 Judicial Performance Survey data from attorneys and non-attorneys prepared by the Colorado State Commission on Judicial Performance. The survey evaluated case management, application and knowledge of the law, communications, demeanor, and diligence. The Commission reviewed a written self-evaluation and interviewed Judge Blair. The Commission also interviewed attorneys and non-attorneys having professional contact with the judge, conducted a public hearing, and made courtroom observations.

Judge Blair received her highest overall marks in the categories of communications and case management. She also received strong marks for overall application and knowledge of the law.

The Eighth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance believes Judge Blair to be an asset to the Eighth Judicial District and recommends her retention.